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ἡβάω ἥβη be at man's estate, to be in the prime of youth, ἀνὴρ οὐδὲ μάλ᾽ ἡβῶν not even in the prime and pride of life, Hom.; γυνὴ τέτορ᾽ ἡβώωσα (sc. ἔτη) i. e. being four years past puberty, Hes.; ἡβῶν when I was young, Ar.; οἱ ἡβῶντες the young, id=Ar.:—of plants, ἡμερὶς ἡβώωσα a young luxuriant vine, Od.
2.metaph. to be young, ἀεὶ γὰρ ἡβᾶι τοῖς γέρουσιν εὖ μαθεῖν learning is young even for the old, i. e. 'tis never too late to learn, Aesch.; ἡβᾶι δῆμος the people is like a young man, Eur.

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